Member - KPPA
Member - KRS Investment Committee
Governor Appointee - Term expires June 17, 2023
John Cheshire III is Vice Chair of the KRS Board of Trustees. Mr. Cheshire was appointed to the former Kentucky Retirement Systems Board by Governor Bevin in December 2019. He serves on the KPPA.
Mr. Cheshire is the Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner of Asio Capital, an employee-owned wealth management firm located in Lexington, Kentucky.
Mr. Cheshire's 29-year background in the financial services industry includes most recently serving as Director of the Private Client Group and Senior Portfolio Manager of Dividend Assets Capital in Ridgeland, South Carolina. Previously, he was an Equity Strategist at Community Trust and Investment Company in Lexington and has held executive leadership roles at both National City Bank and PaineWebber. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Kentucky.
Mr. Cheshire is a former Board Member of the Lexington Philharmonic and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority/Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHEAA/KHESLC), where he was Board Chair in 2010-2011 and in 2013-2014. He also conducted value investing adult education professional programs from 2011 through 2018 at the University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business, and continues to mentor students at the College of Charleston (South Carolina).